Dota 2 Finally Has a New Hero Monkey King That Isn't a Port From DotA
At this year Dota 2 The International, Valve has finally ported all heroes from original DotA to Dota 2. The last original DotA's hero Underlord, also known as Pit lord, was revealed during the All Star match yesterday. When all people thought that Underlord is the only Easter Egg on TI6, Valve unexpectedly announced a new hero: Monkey King.
As an iconic character of Chinese classical novel Journey to the West, Monkey King was announced after an incredible martial arts performance. Monkey King will arrive in Dota 2 in the fall, as part of ‘The New Journey’ update—an appropriate name given the Monkey King’s origins in Journey to the West, as well as the new direction this represents for the game as a whole.
Before the announce of Monkey King, gamers in China called Phantom Lancer the Monkey since he has some similar features like Monkey King including illusion powers, golden cudgel like weapon and more. Now we can only get some hints from the trailer: he’s a martial artist with illusion powers and what looks like the ability to disguise himself as a tree.